As always, finals week got us panicked, fed up with life, and constantly drain our energy that we need to recharge and refill our batteries. It has truly been a terribly exhausting week. However, it’s finally over. The long-waited mid year vacation is almost starting, and we deserve to pamper ourselves after the hard work we’ve put in this semester, and after the excessive strain we went through. Winter is actually the best season in Egypt as it is known for its warm weather and popular luxurious destinations. Thus, we’ve shortlisted the top attractive places you should consider in your bucket list that define relaxation, and good vibes to soothe your soul and refresh your spirit.
Dahab is one of the prettiest cities in Egypt located in south Sinai. It is known as the “ Heaven on earth “ for its charming beaches of the red sea, and the yellow shiny sand. Exploring the stunning scenery, and the beauty of Sinai that never fades is one of the most amazing experiences you can go for. You cannot travel to Dahab without paying a visit to the Blue Hole, it is one of the best snorkeling spots in Egypt, and the whole world which comprise unique coral reefs, and astonishing blue waters. It’s really one of a kind experience that you shouldn’t miss.The lighthouse also is famous for teaching diving. It is not a problem if you have never done it before because there are lessons available for all levels. Moreover, Ras Abu Galum is providing scuba diving, mountain climbing, and kite or wind surfing; along with the Bedouins who are very friendly and generous. To cut it short, you can spend your days there camping in the desert doing nothing but sipping your beverage of hot chocolate, and taking fantastic shots, and you will be totally satisfied. It’s worth discovering indeed, and I promise you are going to wish spending the rest of your life there.
It’s located 90 km from cairo, it has an outstanding major sights like Wady El Rayan, Wady El Hitan, Gabal El Mudawara, Qaron Lake and more of such iconic and treasury places that let you breath and heal from the city’s chaos. If you crave sun-filled vacation then you definitely have to go for it. You have to make sure you got sun block, sun glasses, and of course enough water. Wady El Rayan is a wide beautiful landscape with various dunes that allows sand boarding and variety of exciting activities. There are naturally stunning places like the outstanding Waterfalls which is a quite important landmark in Fayoum. Over and above, there are multiple fishing spots if you are interested.
Wady El Hitan is the most important sight in the world for whale fossils that are now extinct. It demonstrates their evolution from land animals to marine mammals. It will be quite interesting to discover information about those fossils. Furthermore, you must pay a visit to Qaron Lake which is the oldest and second largest natural lake in Egypt. Also, Gabal El Mudawara Which is great for incredible photography shots. It’s literally a paradise for nature lovers. You will get the chance to marvel at the orbits of stars, and the vastness of the oceans.
You might be told that Alexandria is a magical city in winter, and yes it is. It is truly something indescribable with some sort of nostalgia, and mood stabilizer. Having your tasty delicious ice-cream or sweet potatoes while wandering around the sea might be the only therapy you need. There are multiple tourist destinations, such as Qaitbay Citadel, and the Great Library of Alexandria. Also, there are some spots you should never miss if you decided to spend your vacation there such as Azza ice-cream, Latinos, Elfalah, Alban Swisra. Alexandria has a special taste in winter, so try to get the most out of it.
4) El Gouna
It’s located north of Hurghada on Egypt’s red sea coast. It’s renowned for its pools, lagoons and kitesurfing. Beaches there are full of life, and energy with music all over the place, you can sing your hearts out to all of your favorite topping tunes along with variety of tasty food there. Gouna contains multiple restaurants, bars and nightclubs where you can have so much fun. There are also luxurious hotels, and residences to stay in, so don’t worry about that. It’s just a little bit expensive so don’t forget to take this into consideration before booking. Sports there are quite interesting, you can take advantage of the boat trips, also to the breathtaking islands surrounding El Gouna.
5) Luxor and Aswan
They are located in the Upper Egypt. Both cities are marvelous famous attractions in Egypt in which you must visit at least once. They are known for their warm, and cozy weather in winter. Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan would be perfect under the winter glorious sun. You will always cherish the way you felt at this time. There are a must-see places such as Karnak Temple in Luxor, and Abu Simbel and Philae in Aswan. Also, you are going to enjoy the flying balloons where you are able to watch the wonderful sights from the bird’s eye view. You are going to enjoy the trip even if you are not that much into history. Once you visit it, you start to long for it again and again.
All in all, there’s nothing better than charging your energy in serene nature, exploring new destinations, and going for unforgettable adventures. We hope the article made you excited to not miss the chance to do something new and exciting! Happy Vacation you all.